League One play offs: Blackpool FC entertain the football world and quieten any of coach Critchley’s lingering critics

In my junior years, Lincoln biscuits represented a rare treat that to this day are sadly missed, both for their unique taste and ubiquity of availability. Putting aside the obvious but lazy dreaming spires and punting on the Isis(river) cliches, Oxford is brought to my mind for reasons of Robert Maxwell, the old Manor Ground,…

Blackpool FC: Flattering to deceive or building up a head of steam?

As a lifelong supporter of Blackpool Football Club I benefit from not owning tangerine-tinted spectacles, and am able to critique the squad's performances without resorting to unfounded hyperbole or ignoring what I regard as the reality. I understand that football in the main a game of opinions and is at times highly subjective, but there…